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A deep learning-enhanced device can accurately detect diabetic retinopathy

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy

Device sensitivity/specificity 100/97.8 percent for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for women at increased risk for carrying a BRCA1/2 mutation as well as genetic counseling and testing as indicated for those screening positive. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Feb. 19 by the USPSTF.

USPSTF Says Screen Women With Higher Risk for BRCA Mutations

Those with positive results should be provided with genetic counseling, testing if indicated
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians provide or refer counseling interventions for pregnant or postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression. This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Feb. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF Recommends Counseling to Prevent Perinatal Depression

Clinicians should provide counseling or referral to high-risk pregnant, postpartum women
Rates of diabetes screening are high

Rates of Diabetes Screening High Among Adults Age ≥45

HbA1c used less frequently but results in more abnormal results, more diagnoses of prediabetes, diabetes
The CalproQuest

8 Questions Helpful for Assessing IBD in Primary Care

CalproQuest survey may increase pretest probability for a positive calprotectin test
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic adults. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Feb. 5 by the USPSTF.

USPSTF Still Recommends Against Pancreatic Cancer Screening

No evidence seen for benefits of pancreatic cancer screening, treatment of screen-detected cancer
More black index patients diagnosed with HIV are interviewed for partner services than all index patients combined

CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services

78 percent of partners identified were notified of potential exposure; 47 percent were tested for HIV
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends hepatitis B virus infection screening in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Jan. 8 by the task force.

USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit

Evidence convincing that universal prenatal screening reduces perinatal transmission of HBV
Certain genetic diseases can be detected by new artificial intelligence technology that analyzes a photo of a person's face

AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

DeepGestalt technology better than doctors at identifying a range of genetic syndromes
Screening donated blood for Zika virus is cost-effective only in the high mosquito season in Puerto Rico

Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective

Universal mini-pool nucleic acid testing only during high mosquito activity cost-effective in Puerto Rico